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JDM Emblems - Fake? Real? (UPDATED 5/29/13)

Dar-Dar

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:yeahthat: I agree.

I can care any less for JDM emblems honestly since my car isn't a Type-R. Really, the only real emblems will be on the Type-R Hondas. There's no way to fully know if an emblem is genuine or a very high quality replica.

I only opened mine up to see what I can do with it. Lol. I was curious to see if I can change the inner red color without the use of an overlay. No dice so far.
 

PainIs4ThaWeak

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The "grey" market vendors are "real" too. Otherwise, where did all the "grey" market badges come from? :zing!:
 

hotdogjohnny

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Also...none of them are REALLY authentic, because our car is not JDM. Get one that looks nice and be happy.
Which is why I bought them at less than half the price of guaranteed authentic ones. And they look great. Now that I'm tired of them, I can remove them knowing I didn't blow $125 on them. Only about fifty bucks. In fact, if I could find black "JDM" badges on ebay, I'd buy them. Kplayground has them for $125.00. No thanks.
 

Nix

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I found the fit of the corsport emblems to be much better than the fakes. That was one of the main advantages I think. Also, had I gotten them for cheap I would not have cared. For full price they better be high quality.
 

CorSport

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I found the fit of the corsport emblems to be much better than the fakes. That was one of the main advantages I think. Also, had I gotten them for cheap I would not have cared. For full price they better be high quality.

Thanks Nix!
 
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hotdogjohnny

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That is a great vid! It confirmes that I got REAL ones for a great price. Everything is absolutely perfect on the emblems themselves, and the packaging, right down to the maroon backing, the opaque cellophane wrapper and brown cardboard!
 

Dennis Rockholt

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That is a great vid! It confirmes that I got REAL ones for a great price. Everything is absolutely perfect on the emblems themselves, and the packaging, right down to the maroon backing, the opaque cellophane wrapper and brown cardboard!

Exactly same with mine. I was always told if it comes in bubble wrap it = fake... but I knew the procivic ones had to be real
 

civicvtecvtec

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personally, i really don't care about the real one. for exmaple, the authentic FD2 type r front emblem is $100 when i can buy the replica one for only $20. it isn't much different after installation.
 

Todai

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I did have a question regarding this subject (Sort of)... Is it frowned upon to install these emblems on a EX-L that will never be modified for racing in any way? I am trying to stay as stock as possible & am not really into racing or paying for speeding tickets =P

@PRO Civic : I did watch your videos in the link above. Great job!
 

ericc191

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webby speaks truth. I will not be getting them. Though.. not because of that, but because the stock ones will help sell the car quicker when the time comes. I know it sounds dumb, but I actually sold my 8th gen Si for almost another grand when I finally put some stock H symbols on her again. Before that, I kept getting people trying to low ball me telling me they could tell I "riced" my car out because of the red H emblems.

EDIT: ...okay so I MIGHT pick some up in the future... lol :D They just look so damn nice on a white Civic maybe on some bronze wheels!
 
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